Articles by: Colby Hess
My name is Colby Hess. I’m a concerned citizen, writer, photographer, and freethought activist living near Seattle, WA. I am currently working on a book about Science, Philosophy, and Freethought.

If We’re The Land Of The Free Then Why Are We So Restricted?

If We’re The Land Of The Free Then Why Are We So Restricted?

If you’re not harming anyone else then what possible basis can there be for restricting anyone’s rights or freedoms to do as they wish?

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Sandy’s Aftermath: Climate Change Deniers Reap The Whirlwind

Hurricane Sandy image courtesy of the NERC Satellite Receiving Station in Dundee, Scotland.

Scientists have been warning us about global warming — caused by excessive consumption of fossil fuels — for decades.

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Why the Rest of the World Should Tell the U.S. to F*** Off

Why the Rest of the World Should Tell the U.S. to F*** Off

Here are some uncomfortable historical facts that are largely ignored, glossed over, or blatantly suppressed in most American school curricula.

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Thank You, Religious Right, For Destroying What Is Right

Thank You, Religious Right, For Destroying What Is Right

The events of September 11th, 2001 are arguably the worst thing that has ever happened to America – worse even than Pearl Harbor – but not for the reasons you might expect

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Rick Santorum: A Case For Militant Atheism

Rick Santorum: A Case For Militant Atheism

Rick Santorum is so ignorant, so bigoted and hypocritical, so authoritarian, theocratic, shortsighted, and so out of touch with facts and with reality in general, that if he did not happen to exist already, it would almost be necessary to invent him in order to serve as the poster child for everything that’s wrong with religion.

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Creating a Democracy Without Limits, Through Term Limits

Creating a Democracy Without Limits, Through Term Limits

The gridlock, inaction, and partisan bickering that characterize the state of our elected officials in Washington, DC are largely a result of the pressures they face in constantly worrying about their next reelection.

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Fools Rush In

Fools Rush In

Too often the law of unintended consequences holds true because people haven’t fully thought through the potential repercussions of their ideas before putting them into action.

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One if by Land, Two if by Sea (and Three if Dressed in Riot Gear)

One if by Land, Two if by Sea (and Three if Dressed in Riot Gear)

If we’re going to go to the trouble and risk of changing the Constitution, it had better be because some fundamental liberty is being endangered, or some inviolable right being compromised. Like, say, if powerful, unelected corporations and banking cabals were working to undermine democracy.

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Self-Righteous Indifference: A Recipe For Failure

Self-Righteous Indifference: A Recipe For Failure

Isn’t that the American Dream – working to make the world a better place than we found it; giving our children better lives than our own? Have we somehow reached the pinnacle of excellence and now any further development can only lead to ruin?

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Freedom of the Press? What About Responsibility of the Press?

Freedom of the Press?  What About Responsibility of the Press?

As Jefferson once said, ‘Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.’

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